Romesh will aim his razor-sharp wit at a new genre - true crime - and get to the bottom of some of the most mysterious, high-profile deaths that shocked a generation.
He will be diving headlong into the lives and deaths of some of the biggest names of the past 50 years, including Jimi Hendrix and Tupac Shakur, finding out not just how they came to pass away at such a young age but learning about their extraordinary achievements, their enduring legaciesand why their deaths continue to fascinate us.
With the aid of a new assistant in each episode, from criminal psychologists to private detectives. Romesh will leave no stone unturned, meeting friends, colleagues, key witnesses and pathologists in his attempt to unravel the riddle.
In episode one, Romesh Ranganathan – a comedian with admittedly no experience of criminal investigations whatsoever – attempts to resolve the mysterious death of Jimi Hendrix, the maverick guitarist who was found dead in a Notting Hill flat in September 1970.
Romesh says: “We wanted a spin-off for Misadventures, and after we discussed Misinterpretations, Miscalculations and Misunderstandings we finally settled on Misinvestigations. It’s been really interesting to look into these high-profile deaths and I am very excited for people to see the show, unless of course people don’t like it in which case I will release a statement explaining how I never really believed in the project.”
The Misinvestigations Of Romesh Ranganathan begins Sunday 27th March at 9pm on BBC Two.